naughty naughty • My favorite line today is from a lawyer with the Tennessee-based First Amendment Center, regarding the Livingston Organization for Values in Education trying to equate Howell High School’s assigning classic literature as to AP students with the distribution of porn to minors is and I quote ” a misguided, heavy-handed attempt that constitutes an egregious violation of the First Amendment.”

something new • Washington Post’s Michael Dirda reviews The Buried Book The Loss And Rediscovery Of The Great Epic Of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch

worth reading • here’s a good feature on the Art Loss Registry – the international database used for tracing stolen art.

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